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DISTURBANCE 1 COULD DEVELOP INTO A TROPICAL STORM THIS WEEK

DISTURBANCE 1 COULD DEVELOP INTO A TROPICAL STORM THIS WEEK

September 15, 2019728Views

15th September 2019 – Disturbance 1 is located along 41W and is moving towards the west at around 10 mph. A track more towards the northwest is expected over the next few days. The disturbance is showing some signs of organization. Conditions are forecast to be favorable for development over the next several days, and a tropical storm could form by the middle part of the upcoming work week. The chance of tropical development during this week is 60 percent. Residents and visitors are urged to monitor this system as it continues to progress further west. If the system were to affect the British Virgin Islands based on present information it would be around the later part of this week Friday 20th September into the weekend.

A tropical wave located along 55W and is moving towards the west at around 25 mph. The system is expected to weaken over the next few days as it tracks westward into the Caribbean Sea. The disturbance will likely bring some enhanced shower and thunderstorm activity to the Lesser Antilles. As this system moves closer, the British Virgin Islands may experience an increase in showers and thunderstorms possibly from tonight into Tuesday. At present no information has been given about rainfall amounts however, if such information becomes available of increased and an abundance of rainfall, residents and visitors are urged to monitor the ddm app and other mediums in the event flood watches or warnings have to be issued.

Another tropical wave in the vicinity of the Leeward Islands will enhance unstable weather conditions across the territory as it continues to move west. No further development is expected from this system.

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Disclaimer: The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is not an official Meteorological Office. The Information disseminated by the Department is gathered from a number of professional sources used or contracted by the DDM to provide such information. This information is to be used as a guide by anyone who has interest in local weather conditions. By no means can the DDM or the BVI Government be held accountable by anyone who uses this information appropriately for legal evidence or in justification of any decision which may result in the loss of finances, property or life.